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Epson Expression Premium XP 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 412 reviews of Epson Expression Premium XP 520. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the paper handling and durability. Reviews are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Epson Expression Premium XP 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Epson Expression Premium XP 520


alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Epson Expression Premium XP 520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the size and noise are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Ted Needleman (

Epson Expression Premium XP-520 review


As an affordable photo printer, Epson's XP-520 is a good buy. As an MFP, however, it'll make you wish you ponied up for more.

Our feelings about Epson’s XP-520 are conflicted. It’s a step-up from the sub-$100 printers you sometimes find in supermarkets. It has great photo quality output, with the photo black ink providing razor-sharp blacks. But it also has some quirks and...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Epson Expression Premium XP-520 review: $130 printer delivers beautiful output and surprisingly affordable ink


It's hard to find an inexpensive printers that doesn't ream you with pricey inks, but this model's high-yield cartridges offer an economical option.

Low purchase price ; Stunning output quality ; High-yields inks are economical

Tiny display can be hard to read ; The lack of a 'Back' button makes control panel navigation a little confusing

The Epson Expression Premium XP-520 is one of the few low-priced printers we've tested that's worth recommending. Its high-yield inks are surprisingly affordable, and it also delivers gorgeous output at a

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Epson Expression Premium XP-520 review: $US130 printer delivers beautiful output and surprisingly affordable ink


If something does what it does really, really well, and doesn't cost you and arm and a leg, you tend to forgive, or even forget its foibles. That's what you have with Epson's new Expression Premium XP-520 color inkjet multifunction, which offers...

Okay, I'd like it if the XP-520 had a larger display and a couple more buttons to make navigating the menu system more intuitive. Its higher-end cousins, the $150 XP-620 and $200 XP-820, have nicer screens and add CD/DVD printing and an ADF. But, the...

Sep, 2014

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Epson Expression Premium XP-520 Small-in-One Printer


set up was fiddily...did not want to take paper...could not find its firmware....4 tries..!

Apr, 2016

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Epson XP520


Nice printer but the paper jams often it is hard to load the paper it will pick up more than one sheet more often than not so I have to reload it often.

Apr, 2016

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Best Set-up


The easiest set-up ever, had no problems. The quick guide was very useful.

Mar, 2016

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Feb, 2016

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Excellent printer - poor instructions


I partially installed my XP-520 printer. The sample printouts were great. My problem is with the instructions. I have been unable to connect with WiFi. I ran an Epson troubleshooter and received summary called "Epson Printer Connection Checker There...

Feb, 2016

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good prodict


I love this one better then the fist one they came out with it loads much easier and it is easy to use like the front load instead of the back load print great as well cant wait to really use it to see how it holds up to our printing for school at ctc...

Feb, 2016

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Printer Setup


Came with pamphlet as a quick guide. Use to the book that comes with it. Get up with the the Guide and it will be on your computer to access. Less paper.

Jan, 2016

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